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of blame to go around here. i don't want to try to push it one way or the other. but seeing bob dole on the floor yesterday of the congress, on the disability question and remembering how bob dole and george mitchell, how much they respected each other, how much they worked together, how much they both wanted to negotiate. there was a sense in the senate especially, but even in the house some years ago, that the purpose of being there was to make progress for the country. yes, you made your arguments loud and clear. at the end of the day you sat down and negotiated it out because that's what the country needed. now, there's this -- there's this willingness to keep trying to pin the political blame on the other side, keep trying to push the other side, making sure they get the blame if this thing goes down rather than sort of saying, how do we make sure we don't go down? >> we'll leave it there. dana bash, jessica yellen, appreciate your reporting. >>> signs there could be progress, far from a done deal. as we mentioned treasury secretary said today, the obama administration is willin
both sides of the aisle like john mccain and bob dole himself a world war ii veteran. he was wheeled onto the senate floor, you can see, for the vote he hoped to see the treaty ratified. instead after pressure from special interest groups, 38 republicans some vowing to support the treaty voted no. one was the home school legal defense association. the hslda, the powerful lobby group around the country whose leader you're about to meet. they had some very strong things to say about the treaty, but the notion was basically this. if it were to pass, they said, the u.n. treaty would somehow let the u.n. mandate how parents of disabled kids in america cared for their children. americans -- among the senators echoing that center is mike lee of utah. keeping them honest, though, when i asked him to specify how this u.n. influence might manifest itself, here's the answer he gave. >> can you name any other u.n. treaty that has forced changes in u.s. law? >> i didn't come prepared to cite supreme court precedent on this point but it's a well -- >> what you're saying is hypothetical. you're usi
with former senator bob dole in june. dole, a war veteran, a listening time supporter of disability rights and advocate of this treaty. just before tuesday's vote, he came to the senate chamber, 89, frail in the wheelchair and thought it was that important to be there. some of the senators like senator moran broke their word and blocked the treaty. others voted no and we don't know why. those are the names scrolling there, scrolling next to me. we call eed nearly all of them, too. why did they vote no? they wouldn't come on, we can't know for sure but what we do know is this. powerful conservative groups lobbied aggressively against the treaty, heritage foundation, the family research council and rick santorum's patriot pac and they used facts that weren't true like this. >> this is a direct assault on us and our family. to hand over to the state the ability to make medical determinations and see what is in the best interest of the child and not look at the wonderful gift that every child is. >> now, former senator and presidential kapd date rick santorum led the charge against the u.n. tr
the treaty. he even put a press release back in may proclaiming his support. here he is with bob dole in june. dole, a war veteran, former republican senate leader is a long-time supporter of disability rights and a strong advocate of this treaty. just before tuesday's vote he came to the senate chamber 89 years old frail in his wheelchair. he thought it was that important to make a difference. it didn't. some of the senators like senator moran broke their word and blocked the treaty. others voted now and we don't know why. you see the names on the screen there. today we called many and no one agreed to come on tonight? none will come on. some powerful conservative groups lobbied aggressively against the treaty. they used arguments that frankly didn't square with the facts, they weren't true, like this. >> this is a direct assault on us and our family to hand over to the state the ability it to make medical determinations and see what is in the best interests of the child and not look at the wonderful gift that every child is. >> former senator and presidential candidate rick santorum led the
. margin. mr. margin? don't be modest, bob. you found a better way to pack a bowling ball. that was ups. and who called ups? you did, bob. i just asked a question. it takes a long time to pack a bowling ball. the last guy pitched more ball packers. but you... you consulted ups. you found a better way. that's logistics. that's margin. find out what else ups knows. i'll do that. you're on a roll. that's funny. i wasn't being funny, bob. i know. [ bells tolling ] >>> there's the bells that tolled this morning at approximately the time of the shootings as they occurred one week ago today. the national rifle association gave its first statement today since the day that changed everything here in newtown, connecticut, and perhaps around the country, one of the worst mass shootings in the history of the country. on tuesday, they said they were prepared to offer, and i quote, meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again. unquote. the 4 million members strong nra is one of the most powerful and hard line organizations in america. when they say that things like meaningful c
contributor fran townsend, also a member of the cia and homeland security external advisories boards and bob baer, former cia officer. let's go first to the president's warnings. pretty stern words. they came after secretary of state clinton said the use of chemical weapons by the regime would cross a red line. is the president drawing that line and is he bringing the united states any closer to military action in doing so? >> well, john, i think we ought to be clear. they could have left it today with secretary clinton's statement. i think this was a very deliberate point that the president was making. he is fully engaged in this issue. clearly the president's been briefed, he's talking to his cabinet. we should assume that the united states military has continued the operations on the table fully prepared ready to go. there has been talk about the chemical weapons of syria for months, the military has had time to prepare. the administration has been clear, a military option is not where they want to have to go but i think the president's statement makes the point that they will go there if
negligence on the va's part. >> reporter: bob nicklas is talking about his father, bill, a world war ii navy hero who would drop into hostile waters to save downed navy pilots. but bill nicklas died the day after thanksgiving from heart failure and legionnaires' disease. he contracted it from using the water at the va, which was contaminated with high levels of a bacteria known as legionella, the cause of legionnaires' disease. two other families are wondering whether their veterans contracted the legionnaires' disease that killed them from this same pittsburgh va. cnn has now learned that hospital officials knew they had a problem with the water system as far back as december of last year but chose not to reveal any of that publicly until a month ago. >> being a veteran myself, i'm shocked and appalled that the va would put, you know, their veterans in that type of situation. >> reporter: records obtained by cnn show that over the past year, the amount of disinfectant in the va's water was less than the amount needed to prevent legionella bacteria from reaching dangerous levels. and interna
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and in the six years that we served together, i as majority leader, bob dole as minority leader, never once did a harsh word pass between us, although we differed on many issues, we debated vigorously on the floor of the senate, but it was not personal and we had dinner a couple times a week to talk about the issues and the problems that we had, and life in general. i think that's missing now, unfortunately. >> so i mean, who do you -- i don't know if blame is the right word, but how do you account for this idea that compromise is a dirty word in some quarters? is it tea party, is it extremes in either party? who is it? >> i think it's a combination of many factors, and i'm not an expert on this. i don't pretend to have all of the answers. but first, you now have redistricting which means that the vast majority of house members are elected in safe seats so the crucial election is not the general election, it's the primary election, and as we know in primaries, there's low participation which gives a hugely disproportionate power to the rigid extremes on both sides. that makes it very difficult.
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